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Turbo Diesel Sedan

1984 300D Turbo Diesel Sedan

  • Astral Silver with Blue MB-Tex
  • 114,000 documented miles since new
  • original paint, sunroof
  • two owner car, garage kept
  • one of the cleanest W123 sedans to come through Mercedes Motoring
  • Sold

Description: Astral Silver (MB paint code 735) with Blue MB-tex interior. 5-Cylinder, 3.0 liter, 125hp, Bosch fuel-injected, turbo charged OM617 diesel, single overhead cam, 4-speed automatic transmission, power assisted 4-wheel disc brakes, 4-wheel independent suspension, power windows, optional electric sunroof, central locking, power steering, cruise control, original Becker Europa AM/FM cassette stereo with adjustable sleeve height power antenna, electrically heated rear windshield, quartz chronometer, 3-way adjustable front bucket seats, parcel nets on front seat backrests, 14" x 6.5" Astral Silver Bundt lightweight alloy wheels, front and rear center folding arm rests, front center cargo tray, passenger side power mirror, halogen head lamps, halogen fog lamps, 2-speed windshield wiper with 5-second mist interval control, zebrano wood dash trim, driver accessible rear dome light switch, headlamp turn-off warning device, controlled right or left parking light illumination, full-size spare tire, jack and tool kit, road-side trunk reflector, first-aid kit, Owner's Manual, Mercedes-Benz dealership stamped Maintenance Booklet, along with other original Mercedes-Benz literature. Free and clear title.

Exterior Condition: The exterior Astral Silver paint is absolutely phenomenal!  The paint is clear and deep and not faded or oxidized, and literally shines like brand new. There are a few – very (VERY) minor blemishes, but the overall impression is astonishing. The polished anodized aluminum trim is brilliant, without any fading, a telltale indicator of a car that has always been garage kept. Both the front and rear bumpers are in excellent condition without any scratches in the chrome, and the rubber end caps, spacers, and impact strips are in like new condition as well. The original body molding which trims all of the doors, fenders, quarter panels, and trunk is in excellent condition without fading, chips, or scratches. The lightweight 14" Bundt wheels were recently painted in factory Astral Silver, and include new matching center caps and cadium (silver) plated lug nuts (cadium plating prevents the lug nuts from chipping when being removed or installed as opposed to chrome or paint). The all-season Michelin Defender 195/70/R14 tires are brand new, factory spare has never been used, and the original factory tool kit is still in its unopened plastic packaging. The trunk compartment is excellent and appears to have never been used. Era correct pinstripe is flawless. The original door seals, trunk seal, glass seals, rubber weather-stripping, etc., are in phenomenal like new condition and are still soft, pliable and not cracked or deteriorating in any way. The original factory glass is excellent. The grill housing, mesh insert, grill badges and cross bars are all in excellent like-new condition. The headlamps, side markers, and all of the emblems are bright, shiny, and excellent.  The taillights are bright and flawless without scratches or fading. This car conforms to all US specification, federal motor vehicle safety, and emissions as signified by the specification plate in the drivers’ side door.

Interior Condition: The Blue MB-tex is in perfect, like new condition.  There are no rips, no tears, no fading, no diminished support in the padding, no pleats that have shifted beneath the stitching, and virtually no wear whatsoever. The parcel nets on the front seat backrests are snug against the seats. The carpet is flawless, without any stains, fading, unraveling, and virtually no wear at all. The zebrano wood dash trim is stunning! It is clear and deep with a durable shine, and there are absolutely no cracks or fading. The headliner looks brand new. The door panels and map pockets are excellent without any cracks, scuffs or tears. The original unopened first-aid kit appears to have never been used. The instrument cluster is bright and flawless, without any faded needles or aging.  The accessory switches, knobs, buttons, turn signal lever, cruise control lever, etc. are in excellent condition without any faded symbols, and they are all in proper working order. The steering wheel is firm to the grip without any twisting or slack. The roadside trunk reflector, original in-the-package unused tool kit, jack, etc. are all in excellent condition.

Mechanical Condition: This car looks, runs, and drives fantastic! It has been driven regularly, but sparingly since new, and has never sat for any extended period of time. It has been exceptionally well maintained since new, and has never missed a single scheduled service. Its durable and fuel efficient 3.0 liter, 5-cylinder diesel motor is smooth and strong, and it gets an average of 26 MPG. Cold starts are instantaneous, which is validation to its low miles, and the motor, chassis, and engine compartment are exceptionally clean and dry. The transmission shifts sure, timely, and proper. Independent suspension is solid and comfortable, and the steering is tight and responsive without any play.

Accessories Condition: All windows function excellent, and have a resistance to them of being lightly used. All of the knobs and switches feel lightly used based on their respective resistance, as well. Sunroof works smooth and excellent. Central locking works fast and excellent. Air conditioning/heater/defroster work excellent, and blow heat and air from their proper vents. Factory air conditioning works like new and blows ice cold. Becker Europa AM/FM cassette stereo works excellent, along with adjustable height power antenna. Instrument cluster gauges all work excellent, including; clock, odometer, tripometer, rheostat illumination switch, oil pressure gauge, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, etc., Seats adjust smooth and proper.  Glove box compartment opens/closes properly. Headlights work excellent, along with high beams, fog lights, brake lights, parking lights (side markers), reverse lights, both dome lights, turn signals, trunk light, license plate lights, glove compartment light, accessory switch illumination lights, instrument cluster lights, etc.,

Complete list of items addressed during restoration coming soon…